Protect our pub from developers, not demolition!

Use the text below as a template to send to members of the council committee:


Dear Councillor, 

Re: Strategic Planning & Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee- 19th November 2013

As a Wandsworth resident, and supporter of the campaign to save The Wheatsheaf pub, I am concerned to see that the Committee Report for the above meeting does not recommend that an Article 4 Direction be made as requested by my Member of Parliament, Sadiq Khan, but instead indicates that, if anything, the Council could grant an Article 4 Direction protecting the pub from demolition, NOT change of use. 

It is my view that anything short of an Article 4 Direction to protect the pub against change of use is not good enough. 

Our much-loved local pub is at threat of being taken over by developers - not from demolition. The local community want Wandsworth Council to show their support for The Wheatsheaf by granting an Article 4 Direction against change of use, as raised by my MP, in his letter to the Council here

When you meet on 19th November, I hope the Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee will listen to what local residents are asking for, and protect our pub for the future. 

Yours sincerely


Contact details of committee members:


Councillor Tony Belton (@Tony_Belton)   


Councillor Jenny Browne


Councillor Peter Carpenter (@RoehamptonCllr)  


Councillor John Locker  (Chairman)  (@CllrJohnLocker)


Councillor Piers McCausland (@PiersMcC)   


Councillor Nicola Nardelli


Councillor Michael Ryder


Councillor Ms Rosemary Torrington  (Deputy Chairman)


You can also Tweet them too! Twitter names included above. Don't forget to use the hashtag #SavetheWheatsheaf, and mention Sadiq @SadiqKhan so he can retweet you.



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